SAFLOK™ Unveils Messenger LENS™ at HITEC 2009
SAFLOK™ Premieres Messenger LENS™ Program as an Enhanced Component
"Messenger LENS is a significant milestone in wireless lock communication and will offer upgraded benefits across all hotel operations," comments Kerry Hirschy, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Kaba Lodging Systems. LENS, which refers to Lock Event Notification System, is a subscriber-publisher software designed to transmit real-time information from the lock as it occurs.
For example, for staff who cannot be anchored such as housekeeping personnel, LENS working in conjunction with a third-party workflow management system, allows them the flexibility and agility to attend to their task immediately upon receiving the notification from anywhere in the property.
"The buzz about LENS is that it offers hotel operations personnel various levels of customization. Properties can customize job-specific profiles of their choosing, the type of notifications that are received for these profiles, and also the notification delivery method," Hirschy continues. These delivery methods include email, SMS, XML web service adaptors, or postings to a web page.
LENS acts as a gateway that filters messages and transmits them to the correct subscriber based on the profile that has been set-up. Different notifications could be sent in parallel to different groups of users. Each user only receives messages to which they have subscribed. Customizing certain work groups to have unique profiles and privileges allows messages to be routed to designated parties. For example, housekeeping inspectors receive Room Ready alerts on their pagers, maintenance personnel receive Low Battery alerts on their cell phones, while security dispatchers receive Wandering Intruder and Door Ajar alerts at their PC terminal.
While Messenger provides system level reports and maintains an extensive lock and hub activity history, LENS provides real-time lock and hub information as it occurs allowing the property to be responsive and troubleshoot potential errors.
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